Hotel Accommodations

PEACOCK JEWELLERS STUDIO AND SUPPLY

Once upon a time, a young girl exploring the barn on the farm she grew up on discovered a hidden treasure chest. It turned out to be a tackle box that belonged to her grandmother, Greta, and was filled with beautiful shiny stones and beads and just about everything a person would need to make…

The Paisley Boutique – Not Giving Up, Giving Back

The Paisley Boutique Cochrane’s original women’s boutique in the Cochrane Town Square (Safeway Mall) has been dressing clients for success since 2010. Celebrating The Paisley Boutique’s 10th anniversary turned into reinventing the way they do business, as became necessary for so many of our local enterprises. Owner Laurel Pasishnik already had a fledgling online store…

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Here’s the cold hard truth: the weather in southern Alberta is unpredictable. And that’s on a good day. You can blame it on the mountains, our northern co-ordinates, our legendary Chinook winds, the high elevation we live at, and so on and so forth. And, for this reason, Albertans seem to love their indoor recreation…

Thanksgiving in Cochrane

It has been a difficult year for many of us, yet we can still count our blessings and give thanks for the bounty of the season and to the folks who make it happen. Salute to the growers Solstice Berry Farm Just north of Cochrane, family-owned and operated Solstice Berry Farm was started by Marsha…

Here’s a Wholesome, Healthy, Home Town Hideaway!

Hereabouts B&B – Tiny House, Big on Comfort and Charm Most folks have heard of the tiny house – usually not more than 250 square feet, designed to provide all the creature comforts for living, dining, sleeping, and cleansing. And cute as a bug’s ear. They appeal to those looking to do some serious downsizing,…

The Italian Trio – Authentic Cuisine in Cochrane

Tony Nicastro still remembers the beginning of his career as a restauranteur. “My Auntie looked at me at said ‘so you will start working this weekend?’ I was nine”. Tony’s Grandparents immigrated from Italy in the 1950s, later starting a tradition of authentic Italian cuisine in Calgary including Stomboli Inn. After working alongside his Nonna…

Rad Road Rides Around Cochrane

Road Cycling When you’re itching for a ride (for me and many other cyclists, this is a daily occurrence!), you’ve got to choose wisely. Sure, a quick rip through your neighborhood can scratch the itch. But when you’ve got some time and need a real ride, the options tend to shrink. That is unless you’re…

Local Shop’s Split Personalities

Heavenly Outhouse & Poor David’s Owner of Heavenly Outhouse and Poor David’s in Historic Downtown Cochrane, Karrie Peace is a force of nature, a whirling dervish that wastes no time –ever – and has a lot of fun in the process.  One Wild, Precious Life Poet, Mary Oliver asks, “What is it you plan to…

Fall Foliage – Get Out And Enjoy The Season

FALL FOR AUTUMN Like the song says, it’s “here for a good time, not a long time, so have a good time.” Ergo, it’s time to lace up those hiking and cycling shoes and hit the trails on the annual quest for that fall foliage money shot. Here are some ideas in our own backyard.…

Into The Great Wide Open

Hunter Valley Adventures What began as a search for an extraordinary outdoor adventure almost 20 years ago has turned out to be so much more for Kelly Beaton, owner, and operator of Hunter Valley Adventures (HVA). She came as a guest to the camp on the Upper Red Deer River (about an hour from Cochrane),…

B&B Accommodations

PEACOCK JEWELLERS STUDIO AND SUPPLY

Once upon a time, a young girl exploring the barn on the farm she grew up on discovered a hidden treasure chest. It turned out to be a tackle box that belonged to her grandmother, Greta, and was filled with beautiful shiny stones and beads and just about everything a person would need to make…

The Paisley Boutique – Not Giving Up, Giving Back

The Paisley Boutique Cochrane’s original women’s boutique in the Cochrane Town Square (Safeway Mall) has been dressing clients for success since 2010. Celebrating The Paisley Boutique’s 10th anniversary turned into reinventing the way they do business, as became necessary for so many of our local enterprises. Owner Laurel Pasishnik already had a fledgling online store…

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Here’s the cold hard truth: the weather in southern Alberta is unpredictable. And that’s on a good day. You can blame it on the mountains, our northern co-ordinates, our legendary Chinook winds, the high elevation we live at, and so on and so forth. And, for this reason, Albertans seem to love their indoor recreation…

Thanksgiving in Cochrane

It has been a difficult year for many of us, yet we can still count our blessings and give thanks for the bounty of the season and to the folks who make it happen. Salute to the growers Solstice Berry Farm Just north of Cochrane, family-owned and operated Solstice Berry Farm was started by Marsha…

Here’s a Wholesome, Healthy, Home Town Hideaway!

Hereabouts B&B – Tiny House, Big on Comfort and Charm Most folks have heard of the tiny house – usually not more than 250 square feet, designed to provide all the creature comforts for living, dining, sleeping, and cleansing. And cute as a bug’s ear. They appeal to those looking to do some serious downsizing,…

The Italian Trio – Authentic Cuisine in Cochrane

Tony Nicastro still remembers the beginning of his career as a restauranteur. “My Auntie looked at me at said ‘so you will start working this weekend?’ I was nine”. Tony’s Grandparents immigrated from Italy in the 1950s, later starting a tradition of authentic Italian cuisine in Calgary including Stomboli Inn. After working alongside his Nonna…

Rad Road Rides Around Cochrane

Road Cycling When you’re itching for a ride (for me and many other cyclists, this is a daily occurrence!), you’ve got to choose wisely. Sure, a quick rip through your neighborhood can scratch the itch. But when you’ve got some time and need a real ride, the options tend to shrink. That is unless you’re…

Local Shop’s Split Personalities

Heavenly Outhouse & Poor David’s Owner of Heavenly Outhouse and Poor David’s in Historic Downtown Cochrane, Karrie Peace is a force of nature, a whirling dervish that wastes no time –ever – and has a lot of fun in the process.  One Wild, Precious Life Poet, Mary Oliver asks, “What is it you plan to…

Fall Foliage – Get Out And Enjoy The Season

FALL FOR AUTUMN Like the song says, it’s “here for a good time, not a long time, so have a good time.” Ergo, it’s time to lace up those hiking and cycling shoes and hit the trails on the annual quest for that fall foliage money shot. Here are some ideas in our own backyard.…

Into The Great Wide Open

Hunter Valley Adventures What began as a search for an extraordinary outdoor adventure almost 20 years ago has turned out to be so much more for Kelly Beaton, owner, and operator of Hunter Valley Adventures (HVA). She came as a guest to the camp on the Upper Red Deer River (about an hour from Cochrane),…

Camping/RV Accommodations

PEACOCK JEWELLERS STUDIO AND SUPPLY

Once upon a time, a young girl exploring the barn on the farm she grew up on discovered a hidden treasure chest. It turned out to be a tackle box that belonged to her grandmother, Greta, and was filled with beautiful shiny stones and beads and just about everything a person would need to make…

The Paisley Boutique – Not Giving Up, Giving Back

The Paisley Boutique Cochrane’s original women’s boutique in the Cochrane Town Square (Safeway Mall) has been dressing clients for success since 2010. Celebrating The Paisley Boutique’s 10th anniversary turned into reinventing the way they do business, as became necessary for so many of our local enterprises. Owner Laurel Pasishnik already had a fledgling online store…

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Here’s the cold hard truth: the weather in southern Alberta is unpredictable. And that’s on a good day. You can blame it on the mountains, our northern co-ordinates, our legendary Chinook winds, the high elevation we live at, and so on and so forth. And, for this reason, Albertans seem to love their indoor recreation…

Thanksgiving in Cochrane

It has been a difficult year for many of us, yet we can still count our blessings and give thanks for the bounty of the season and to the folks who make it happen. Salute to the growers Solstice Berry Farm Just north of Cochrane, family-owned and operated Solstice Berry Farm was started by Marsha…

Here’s a Wholesome, Healthy, Home Town Hideaway!

Hereabouts B&B – Tiny House, Big on Comfort and Charm Most folks have heard of the tiny house – usually not more than 250 square feet, designed to provide all the creature comforts for living, dining, sleeping, and cleansing. And cute as a bug’s ear. They appeal to those looking to do some serious downsizing,…

The Italian Trio – Authentic Cuisine in Cochrane

Tony Nicastro still remembers the beginning of his career as a restauranteur. “My Auntie looked at me at said ‘so you will start working this weekend?’ I was nine”. Tony’s Grandparents immigrated from Italy in the 1950s, later starting a tradition of authentic Italian cuisine in Calgary including Stomboli Inn. After working alongside his Nonna…

Rad Road Rides Around Cochrane

Road Cycling When you’re itching for a ride (for me and many other cyclists, this is a daily occurrence!), you’ve got to choose wisely. Sure, a quick rip through your neighborhood can scratch the itch. But when you’ve got some time and need a real ride, the options tend to shrink. That is unless you’re…

Local Shop’s Split Personalities

Heavenly Outhouse & Poor David’s Owner of Heavenly Outhouse and Poor David’s in Historic Downtown Cochrane, Karrie Peace is a force of nature, a whirling dervish that wastes no time –ever – and has a lot of fun in the process.  One Wild, Precious Life Poet, Mary Oliver asks, “What is it you plan to…

Fall Foliage – Get Out And Enjoy The Season

FALL FOR AUTUMN Like the song says, it’s “here for a good time, not a long time, so have a good time.” Ergo, it’s time to lace up those hiking and cycling shoes and hit the trails on the annual quest for that fall foliage money shot. Here are some ideas in our own backyard.…

Into The Great Wide Open

Hunter Valley Adventures What began as a search for an extraordinary outdoor adventure almost 20 years ago has turned out to be so much more for Kelly Beaton, owner, and operator of Hunter Valley Adventures (HVA). She came as a guest to the camp on the Upper Red Deer River (about an hour from Cochrane),…